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Avalanche Trail Loop

MODERATE 179 reviews
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Avalanche Trail Loop is a 4.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Woodstock, Georgia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.6 miles
403 feet

dogs on leash


mountain biking

nature trips

trail running





wild flowers



NOTE: All trails here are directional by day of the week. The directions below are for mountain biking. If hiking/running, go the OPPOSITE way of the bikers! Mountain bikes have priority, but foot traffic is welcome. Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri Clockwise or To the left Tue/Thu/Sat Counter-Clockwise or To the right Local and SORBA events often cause trail closures. Please research before planning your day. The trails here: Explorer (~3.5 miles total; dirt) Avalanche (~6.25 miles total; dirt) The Mill (~5.1 miles total; dirt) Trestle Rock (~.5 mile; paved) Each dirt trail is made up of loops that are "stacked" so you can choose your mileage.

20 days ago

Drove 45 minutes to find the entrance barrackaded and trail marked as closed

1 month ago

Nice trail but more for mountain biking.

1 month ago

great up and downs, switchbacks a nice combination of earth rock and wood. you will pass Whitewater several times giving you the Escape of the North Georgia Mountains.

1 month ago

I would recommend this Trail to anyone interested in escaping into the Woods and getting a daily dose of that camping experience. Skip the gym, hit Rope Mill.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Wipe out of handle bars and landed on my head. Very cold

3 months ago

Great trails very well marked. Will be back to do again

5 months ago

Best trail in the park

6 months ago

Narrow dirt trail through the woods, watch out for mountain bikers! You will need to make sure you are going the opposite direction and step off the trail to let them pass. Great moderate hike!

7 months ago

there are more bike trails than walking but I have fully explored all but two which are bike only paths. tons of great views and easy to navigate. my favorite park so far

9 months ago

Lots of up/downs & windy trails. Probably really fun for mountain biking

9 months ago

nice walking trail once you cross the bridge and turn right. didn't run into any bikers

11 months ago

This is a mountain bike trail - so bikes should be respected at all times, and pedestrian traffic should be in the opposite direction. This is well marked at the start of the trailhead. That said, your best bet for hiking or trail running is very early or late in the day, so that you are not in the bikers way (because, after all, this is a biking trail first and foremost).

Great single track trail with a good variety of obstacles. Green, Blue, and Red sections loop - so you can add more distance to the walk as desired. Nothing really scenic - just a walk in the woods.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Skip this trail if you want to go hiking in the woods. The only walking trails are really paved beside the river. Once you’re in the woods, it’s a constant barrage of mountain bikes speeding toward you and then getting upset if you don’t see them in time.

Monday, March 05, 2018

Nice and very scenic. Loved this park! Will be back soon!

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Well maintained by SORBA. Diverse terrain of deciduous and pine trees, rises and falls, straightaways and switchbacks. Must stay alert for bikes AND roots/rocks. Avalanche loop 1 & 2 take you above the Little River at a dam and another white water spot. You can hear I-575 traffic, especially in winter. Avalanche loop 3 escapes car noise.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

It's ok - trails need work and you have to dodge bikes that you often don't see in time

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Trails seemed geared towards mountain biking rather Rahman hiking. It's pretty easy to get lost as well.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Lots of biking trails but the walking trail is really short.

mountain biking
Saturday, July 15, 2017

There was only 1 walking trail! There was a lot of mountain bike trails, so you can't walk on the trails or you will get runned over by a mountain biker! It was only a 10 minute walk there and back on the walking trail! There were tons of people canoeing in the lake! So I would recommend that!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

very crowded on the trails for walking.

Friday, June 02, 2017

Very scenic

trail running
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Love it. Lots of ways to stop and take in the scenery and you can bring your dog!

mountain biking
Sunday, May 14, 2017

I rode the trail for the first time. A lot of fun. The trail flowed perfect. It rained a few hours before I got there and was very muddy but that just added to the fun. Can't wait to return.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Great little park. Lots of places to swim, bike, hike or hang a hammock. A popular launch spot for kayaks too. Parking is really limited, so you might have trouble finding a spot on the weekends, but there's an overflow lot that's not too far of a walk. I find if I come here closer to dusk I need to wear bug spray, which is my only real complaint. There's lots of pools of standing water along the trail we generally walk, which just breeds mosquitoes. I get eaten alive here if I'm not prepared.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Great place to geocache as well as beautiful scenery

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

I go here quite frequently because it's only a ten minute drive from my house. I love the walk and my dog enjoys splashing around in the water. The only cons are the lack of parking and the crowds. On sunny days expect to park far away and deal with high traffic on the trail.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

good trail some spots are deep and Rocky when you hit the RR tracks I have made it half way! not a trail I recommend for smaller children as you can see above I got stuck carrying my 3 yr 3 miles

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Because of the snow and ice the road to the park was closed not far down from the gas station. Added about .8 miles more to the hike to get into the park. Perfect cold winter weather for a hike, no bikes but there was some idiots on quads and four wheelers tearing up the sod near the picnic pavilion.

Friday, December 09, 2016

An adventurous balance of switchbacks and small elevations, Avalanche 1 and 2 loops are dotted with beautiful ferns in a lush hardwood forest above the Little River. Twice I passed white water below.

Traveling against the mountain bike traffic is no problem. Most travelling on wheels are friendly enough to thank me for yielding and let me know if they are aware of more bikes behind them.

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